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100 Years Ago: Parcels Reach Boys, Quiet Belleville Christmas

The Intelligencer December 26, 1914 (page 7)

“Lieut. Dick Ponton cables that the parcels and letters for the boys reached camp on the 24th; great rejoicing. Lieut. Ponton had the honor of dining with the Mayor of Salisbury City yesterday, being on guard duty there for the week.”

The Intelligencer December 26, 1914 (page 7)

“Christmas in Belleville. The day was quiet on the whole, the city apparently centering its interest in home life. Family reunions, services in Bridge St., St. Thomas, St. Michael’s churches covered mainly the doings of the day. There appeared to be contentment in a modest form, imbibing the spirit of thankfulness for gifts received.”